Rated 5 out of
Versatile, Compact, Great sound, fiddly remote
For such a compact unit, the sound is surprisingly clear with remarkable depth without the ‘boom, boom, boom’ of a bass boost hi-fi. Bought for use in the kitchen, it does everything we want.
The CD is as a cd is expected to be
The DAB radio works fine
FM Radio is OK
The USB port is excellent and again, just works. The main reason as people in the house can store their own music on their own usb key.
My Only gripes are (and this is very picky)
- The FM reception is worse than the budget ProLine unit this is replacing and therefore the Philips unit is now in a different location to get reception, the bit of wire for the aerial may need a rethink?
- Selection Radio stations that are stored as 1, 2, 3 etc. need scrolling through before selecting the station you want; you can’t just select 1, 2 or 3 from the remote
- Selection radio stations on the remote is different for FM and DAB
- Scrolling through the USB is confusing as the folder names are not displayed.
Perhaps a software update in the future may sort some of these issues out?
We haven’t tried the iPod/iPlayer connection as we don’t have one and don’t really want one
However, I am really pleased with the DCB3070/10 and would recommend to any one IF YOU CAN FIND ONE!!. Philips is always out of stock. I bought from John Lewis on line and they are probably out of stock again
Date published: 2012-02-02
Rated 1 out of
Good when it works - which isn't very long...
Bought one from John Lewis on Saturday - works a treat - rich deep sound and overall excellent performance. We were very impressed. Alas on Sunday the CD player packed up while playing a CD. Seems it's a common problem - when you put a CD in it just displays a 'no disc' signal. We took it back and John Lewis gave us a refund after checking that it was a fault. As I say when it works it's super but ours only worked for a day, so goodness knows how long these will last for on average.
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 2 out of
Nice unit - shame about CD player
Similar to the experience of other reviewer (Ronald from Edinburgh), after 4 months, the CD player stopped working. Followed the advice in the troubleshooting section of user manual though still failed to work. Ultimately, took item back to John Lewis for refund.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 1 out of
Fantastic but poorly made and thought out...
Loved it when I bought it. At the shop (John Lewis) I compared it to many other brands, including more expensive ones, and it sounded superior (I took my own CD to test). Unfortunately, like many others have stated, it started to fail shortly after. In the beginning it was just software related (the alarm wouldn't turn on, the volume would refuse to go further than 20 and it had some strange erratic behaviour). Finally, a couple of days over the warranty, the CD player gave up. To make matters worse, if I want to listen to radio I have to put it on a very high shelf.
So in conclusion: buyer beware! It'll impress you at the shop, but clearly it is badly designed and not intended to last (I conclude this from other people's experience, not just my own).
PS: Support was useless and I quote "it's a very simple machine, there's nothing we can do"
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 4 out of
Good sound but falls short on USB connectivity.
Sound is very good and I've found a renewed enjoyment listening to my music, whether it be CD or MP3. Remote is fairly basic and works ok but layout is so different to all existing remotes I have that it isn't very intuitive and I find myself having to look at the remote rather than roaming around it easily. The remote does control my iphone though to a certain extent which is good. I originally wanted to plug in my USB and be able to play all the tracks on it but this is not possible as the unit only supports a max of 99 folders or 999 tracks through USB which I have way over that amount so now i have to split up my music collection over several USB sticks which is not ideal. Overall I am happy with the product and would recommend it to others providing that most of your music isn't on a USB stick.
Date published: 2012-11-16
Rated 5 out of
Sleek and stylish design with better than expected performance.
I opted for the DCB3070 over the 2070 given the featured wOOx technology, 40 Watt RMS and the more stylish design & I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase.
Standing proudly on its stand in my moderately sized kitchen (wall mounting available) it certainly looks the part and has drawn out positive comments from several visitors.
The DAB/FM/CD/MP3-in/iPod dock all work perfectly with minimal effort or skill to get it all set up (took less than 5 mins and was fairly self explanatory).
The sound is impressive for a micro-system of its size and the added wOOx system delivers deep bass even with the volume is turned up (though can be a bit 'barky' on MP3 tracks created with a lot of bass).
Worth every penny. Would definately recommend.
Date published: 2012-08-22
Rated 4 out of
Great style and sound for the money
I chose the DCB3070 because it ticked all the boxes for me. I wanted a DAB radio with CD and dock. It also comes with FM capability a USB input and line-in for a range of MP3 players.
My only worry prior to purchase was whether my DAB signal would be good but this was soon allayed and the product was simple to set up.
The product is very stylish and in a compact form. It delivers great sound quality with the only niggle being the 'trailing cord' aerial which is difficult to position and frankly is an ugly acccessory. I wish Chrome telescopics were still the nom.
That said I would strongly reccommend this product for the money.
Date published: 2012-09-04
Rated 4 out of
Overall very pleased
I first of all bought the equivalent Panasonic model but was very disappointed with the DAB and FM reception, I returned it and bought this Philips model which has very good reception on both DAB and FM.
Overall I am very pleased, one exception is the fact it will no charge my iPod Classic.
Date published: 2012-08-30